Some children have a smooth journey through the transplant process, while others bounce from one life-threatening complication to another. Some children live, and some children die. There is no way to predict which children or teens will develop problems, nor is there any way to anticipate whether the new development will be merely an inconvenience or a catastrophe. This section will present some of the major complications that can develop after a transplant, and the experiences of several families who faced these problems.
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